The Data School Blog

Reflecting on Data School Training

I am writing this blog on the last day of training at the Data School. It has been an action-packed 4 months, and it feels like only yesterday that we were introducing one another on the first day. This is the first full-time job I've ever had, and as such I was a...

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Reflections on Data School Training

It's the last week of training for us in DSAU4 and its amazing how fast the last 16 weeks have flown by. Its been a fun but challenging experience. It was daunting at first to start in a completely new field after being an engineer for several years. But the Data...

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Using New Spatial Calculations In Tableau

Tableau 2019.3 brought with it some improvements to spatial calculations. In this blog I want to focus on the makepoint, makeline and distance functions. To do this I will use a data set that details the various flight paths from Cincinnati airport. Here is a snapshot...

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Switching Dimensions Dynamically in Power BI

After covering how to dynamically switch measures in Power BI in my previous blog, here I will explore how to switch the dimension on your axis. While exploring this functionality during Dashboard Week, I found many approaches in other blogs but I've summarised the...

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Reflections on the last 4 months

The last 16 weeks of training have flown by! I can't believe how much I've learnt over the training period. Although it has been a whirlwind I think it's important to take a step back and reflect on all the amazing experiences I've had.   Technical Skills Before...

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Selection vs Others Set Action in Tableau

Over the past four months, we've come across countless ways to visualise data. One method I have found particularly useful to draw insights is the selection vs others set action in Tableau. I discovered this method from our training on set actions, in a video by...

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